Colliding with another vehicle head-on is one of the most dangerous and deadly types of car accidents. Given the force of impact of two vehicles traveling toward each other, generally without the adequate time to stop, these kinds of accidents may lead to severe injuries. Providence car accident attorney David Tapalian helps victims injured in a head-on collision seek compensation from the at-fault parties involved. With over 15 years of experience, he has handled all types of car accident cases, providing dedicated and compassionate representation for each and every client to ensure that their interests are served.Head-on Collisions Pose Serious Dangers
Head-on collisions result when two vehicles strike each other from opposite directions. These accidents also encompass situations in which one vehicle strikes an inanimate object, like a pole or a median divider. Many factors may lead to a head-on crash, including improper passing on a one-way street, a vehicle making a sharp turn too quickly, a driver swerving to avoid an animal or an object in their path, driver fatigue, and poor visibility due to weather conditions. One of the most common causes of a head-on collision is a driver going the wrong way on a street because they are under the influence of alcohol.
Statistics indicate that although head-on crashes make up only two percent of accidents nationally, they result in 10 percent of fatal crashes, making them one of the most dangerous collision types. Many victims of these accidents sustain catastrophic, permanent injuries, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash, paralysis, and severe burns or broken bones.
For victims to receive compensation to treat these injuries, they must often pursue a personal injury claim against a negligent party with the assistance of a car crash lawyer. To prove negligence, it usually must be shown that a driver breached their duty to exercise reasonable care on the road. A driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol also may be found liable under the simpler theory of “negligence per se,” or negligence as a matter of law, which is present when an individual violates a law that is designed to protect a certain sector of the population, such as the drunk driving laws that are meant to protect all motorists and other people on the road. If they prevail in a negligence claim, victims may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering damages.Legal Representation for Victims of Head-on Collisions in Providence and Beyond
If you have sustained an injury in a head-on collision or lost a loved one as a result of a negligent driver, Providence lawyer David Tapalian can assist you with your legal efforts to hold them responsible. Tapalian Law advocates for car accident victims and their families across Rhode Island and Massachusetts from offices in Providence and Seekonk. If you need legal assistance following a head-on collision, contact us online or at (401) 552-5000 to schedule a free consultation regarding your legal options with a motor vehicle collision lawyer.